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Parnell blocks fund transfer from Hoonah dock to Sitka pool

Parnell blocks fund transfer from Hoonah dock to Sitka pool

Governor Sean Parnell left Southeast Alaska project funding intact when he signed the capital budget Tuesday. But he blocked the transfer of money from one older project to another.

Parnell administration shifts focus from oil to natural gas

Parnell administration shifts focus from oil to natural gas

The state is looking at the issue of getting a natural gas project online from multiple angles.

Stedman: Oil tax break a ‘gift’ to industry

Stedman: Oil tax break a ‘gift’ to industry

Sen. Bert Stedman calls this year’s rollback of state taxes a “gift” to the oil industry. And while he’s not unhappy with many of the structural changes to the oil tax scheme in Senate Bill 21, he says the numbers just don’t make sense.

Rep. Munoz reflects on 2013 legislative session

Rep. Munoz reflects on 2013 legislative session

Munoz explains her initial vote against Governor Sean Parnell’s oil tax reform legislation, and says serving on the House Finance Committee was necessary to protect Southeast Alaska’s interests.

No Special Session for Legislature

For the first time since 2010, the Alaska State Legislature has wrapped up in time. They approved 71 bills, a $2.2 billion capital budget, and a 737-mile in-state gasline.

Legislature Approves Tax Cut for Oil Companies

Legislature Approves Tax Cut for Oil Companies

After years of fighting for it, Gov. Sean Parnell has gotten his major legislative priority through: a reduction of the state’s oil tax rate.

Webster loses BOF seat as legislature holds confirmation votes

Webster loses BOF seat as legislature holds confirmation votes

The Alaska Legislature on Monday voted by the narrowest of margins to reject Governor Sean Parnell’s reappointment of Vince Webster to the state Board of Fisheries.

State vehicles block abortion protesters in front of the Capitol building

State vehicles block abortion protesters in front of the Capitol building

Protestors with the anti-abortion Center for Bioethical Reform held up large signs across from the state capitol building in Juneau this week, depicting graphic images of aborted fetuses.

Interview: Gov.Parnell Explains Fiscal Plan

Interview: Gov.Parnell Explains Fiscal Plan

With less than two weeks of the session to go, the Alaska State Legislature is concentrating on the state’s budget and major pieces of legislation that would affect tax policy and energy projects. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez sat down with Gov. Sean Parnell to talk about his expectations for the final days.

Opponents of proposed oil tax cut rally on capitol steps, around the state

Opponents of proposed oil tax cut rally on capitol steps, around the state

About 500 people took to the capitol building steps in Juneau Thursday for one of several rallies statewide against Governor Sean Parnell’s plan to cut state oil taxes.